Special Events

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Members Welcome Party

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where to go on the first night, especially if you are a new member and need to meet everyone? We’ve chosen the Sailloft, a restaurant on the picturesque Lake Michigan shore walking path from MIAD to the Milwaukee Art Museum, a good pedestrian trick to know!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Emerging Artist Pecha Kucha

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

New this year, 5 young makers will use the popular Pecha Kucha format to present an overview of their practice: 20 images in 20 minutes.

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Slide Wars

6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

From unknown makers to household names, conference attendees share images of their work on the big screen at this fast paced, informal event. Everyone is welcome to participate! Wrangled and led by Hayami Arakawa, attendees have two minutes to present images of their work to a live (and sometimes rowdy) audience.

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Table Saw Supper Club exhibtion reception

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enthusiastic about the TFS conference in Milwaukee, the local Table Saw Supper Club (TSSC) has responded by organizing an exhibition of current, member work. The show is housed at Workshop Architects, a 5 minute walk from miad, located at 201 E Pittsburgh Ave #301.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Gallery Crawl

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the marvels of Milwaukee’s artists and makers across all craft media on this self-guided tour of Milwaukee’s work and workspaces.

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Membership Meeting

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Let your voice be heard at the annual Membership Meeting. The Board of Directors updates our members on all of our endeavors and progress and offers a chance for members to ask questions and to float ideas.

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Steffi Dotson Service Award

10:00 am - 10:30 am

The award is named in honor of past President Steffanie Dotson whose dedication and service during her tenure as President and as a Trustee ensured The Furniture Society’s continuing strength and accomplishments during a period of great transition. This year, The Furniture Society is pleased to celebrate Marcia Kumamoto and David Fleming as the recipients […]

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Award of Distinction Luncheon

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The Award of Distinction program was instituted in 2001 and is presented to an individual or institution recognized as having had a profound impact on the field. The 2019 Award of Distinction will be presented to Tom Loeser during this luncheon ceremony.

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Final Night Dinner and Dance Party

6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Our farewell event. Let’s end this conference with a celebration! Dinner is served from 6:30-7:30 and the DJ will take us to dance town from 8:00-10:30. Don’t forget to enjoy an artisinal popsicle on the riverwalk (weather permitting).

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